Monday, November 13, 2006

Cubs Centerpeice Soriano???

Cubs eyeing SorianoNovember 13Chicago Tribune
"After deals with Aramis Ramirez and Kerry Wood were finally in the book Sunday, general manager Jim Hendry turned up the volume on the off-season, confirming the Cubs' interest in Alfonso Soriano."Soriano could end up in Chicago"

November 13Chicago Sun-Times
"Next up on Hendry's to-do list is making a strong run at the market's top free-agent prize -- outfielder Alfonso Soriano. Sources confirmed that Soriano was the centerpiece of discussions during the Cubs' organizational meetings last week in Mesa, Ariz."

Interesting but not shocking news. We have always known that Jim has liked Soriano, but finally we have some idea how much he wants the power hitter. He will certainly cost big(the word to use now i guess is Beltran money) and we do have other concerns but maybe this is a sign that the Win Now attitude is for real. I wont hold my breath but i like the new hendry look this offseason. Especially since he didnt lose Aramis!!!